Design and Decor

How to prepare yourself and the interior for the winter in 10 steps


There is still a month before the calendar winter, and the bad weather is alreadywalks with might and main on the Russian streets. How to prepare yourself, your home for the cold weather, while not losing heart and staying in a good mood? In the review - ten practical tips Are you ready to meet the winter cold with dignity, without feeling sadness and sadness? How to prepare yourself and your apartment for winter, so that your life is filled with interesting events, as well as a cheerful mood? Winter is the time to try new hobbies, to change something in the interior. Our tips will help you prepare for the cold weather and change your attitude towards this time of year.

1. Time to love and pamper yourself

Sign up for a gym, fitness or dance routine.Start mastering skating, skiing, snowboarding. Learn to knit, paint, or just read interesting books. Do any business that gives you a positive charge. It is a reliable ally in strengthening the immune system. Your favorite hobby will induce joy hormones and improve your mood. If your health and emotions are in order, then this will undoubtedly have a positive effect on your interior.

2. Preparing the windows for winter

Before the onset of cold weather, be sure to preparewindows in the house. They need to be washed well both inside and out. If the windows are clean, sunlight will penetrate better into the room. Check the drainage system so that the channels are not clogged. Be sure to insulate the windows. For these purposes, there are seals (they are sold in hardware stores). After all the water-insulating procedures, do not forget about the beautiful window decor. Buy new tulle curtains in brighter colors. Green plants on the windowsill will remind you of summer if you put them there. You will not be afraid of any winter if the windows are insulated, clean and beautifully decorated.

3. Large pre-winter audit

Before the winter chills come, create yourthe weather in the house. You can do this, but first you need to conduct a seasonal audit. The time is coming for warm clothes, fluffy carpets, soft woolen blankets. Get rid of everything old, shabby, unsightly. Maybe you should get something new. Remember, there is an unspoken law: for something to arrive, it needs something to disappear. Look at your interior through the eyes of a guest who came to your home. Our opinion: - For summer shoes, which will have to be put aside until warm days, determine the storage location. These can be baskets or boxes. For example, different in color, with bright accents. So you can not only successfully hide unnecessary shoes, but also make the interior more diverse. But with bicycles or scooters it will be more difficult. Now they have no place in the corridor. If you have a basement, there is nothing to worry about, but if not, then you have to think a little about storage systems. Of course, you can send the whole thing to the balcony, if there is enough space, or you can get creative - make brackets or hooks and hang your summer transport right in the apartment. This is done quite often in Europe today. Sometimes it looks very good and stylish.

4. Change the scenery

Specialists in psychology and designit is recommended to fill the space of the winter interior with warm color shades. The easiest way to do this is with textiles, without resorting to global repairs. Tissues can have a powerful effect on a person, or rather, on the emotional background (perception). For a winter interior, use thick, warm fabrics: velvet, wool, cotton. This will keep you warm in winter. A soft, bright blanket or fleecy bedspread will replace covers on a sofa or armchairs if you don't want to sew them. Don't forget about throw pillows. They are able to transform the most unsightly interior.

5. Color leaders

Among the undisputed leaders in winter colormarathon tones are terracotta, browns, reds and golds. And orange and yellow colors set a sunny mood and stimulate an increase in optimism. Do not get carried away with the red color, although it charges with powerful energy. In small doses, it will help relieve fatigue and encourage action. Warm shades visually reduce the space and make it more comfortable. Add warm accents to a cold interior with textiles and accessories. So the space will be filled with an atmosphere of warmth and comfort.

6. The native smell

The smell of home is especially relevant in wintercold. You want to come home faster, wrap yourself in a blanket and warm up in an easy chair. During this period, use aroma candles with natural scents such as ginger, vanilla, coffee, almonds, cinnamon, bergamot, sandalwood or rosewood. Citrus aromas are also great. They are reminiscent of the winter holidays. The candle flame and pleasant aroma work flawlessly. A great mood and a comfortable environment are guaranteed to you. Choose thick candles in winter. If you compose and light them, they will create the illusion of a big fire.

7. More light

Lack of sunlight in winter is necessarycompensate with additional light sources. Place a floor lamp near the chair. Hang sconces and lamps on the walls. Make light installations. Colored garlands on a door or window opening will add a festive mood.

8. Decorating yourself

You will never be bored if you know howdo needlework! Winter is the best time for your favorite hobby. Knitting is one of the most popular types of needlework. For those who have not yet mastered it, there is just a reason to learn how to do it on long winter evenings. And the one who already knows how to knit will create amazing things with his own hands without any problems. A knitted blanket, decorative pillows, covers for vases, poufs, flower pots - all this brings warmth and comfort to the space. If you knit "clothes" for the teapot, the tea will not cool down quickly. And your pets will be immensely grateful to you for the little things connected for them.

9. Natural wood

A natural tree will fill the space with heat andPositive energy. This can be as pieces of furniture, or simple accessories. If you can buy them - great! And if not, you can easily do something with your own hands. For example, a small coffee table, an original shelf for books. The usual stump perfectly fits into the winter interior.

10. Strengthen immunity

Place vases at home filled with oranges andtangerines. This will help you replenish your vitamin C reserves, strengthen your immune system and create a beautiful, uplifting environment. And most importantly - dress for the season, observe the correct diet and sleep, move more and surround yourself with positive people. At home, create a warm, sunny atmosphere. Our opinion: - By the way, about the storage of vegetables and fruits at home. To do this, choose the coolest place in the apartment. And remember that you cannot put them on the battery. Potatoes need to limit the amount of light. You can fold beets on it. It is better to put carrots in a cardboard box. Use horseradish - one root for every 20 medium carrots to keep it from disappearing. Beets are best kept in a box, sprinkled with sand. In this case, you need to ensure that the sand always remains moist. Garlic will last well if you put it in a cloth bag.